ANOTHER great edition of the Saintsrlfccom Podcas

first_imgANOTHER great edition of the Podcast is now available to download. We look forward to Monday night’s match at Leeds Rhinos by speaking to Mike Rush, Paul Clough, Lance Hohaia and James Roby. To download click here or search for St Helens RFC on iTunes. Remember if you want a question answering on the Podcast drop us a line @saints1890 on twitter or email with Podcast in the subject line.last_img

PAUL Wellens has been out in South Africa helping

first_imgPAUL Wellens has been out in South Africa helping England prepare for the World Cup.Saints Captain is part of the coaching set up as Steve McNamara’s side build up to the tournament.“I spoke to Steve a few weeks back and he asked if I would be interested coming into the camp and helping out with running messages at games and things like that,” Paul said. “I jumped at the chance and to come out to South Africa and work with the Elite squad is something I am enjoying.“It’s been four years since I was involved with the national side as a player and since I left it I do miss it. To be back involved is great and I’ve helped out in training too.“Coaching is something I am very interested in and this is an ideal stepping stone to experience it and see how things work.”Langtree Park will host Australia v Fiji on Saturday November 2 (8pm) and tickets are on sale here.last_img read more

A SAINTLY welcome to our sponsors for Fridays mat

first_imgA SAINTLY welcome to our sponsors for Friday’s match with Salford:MATCH SPONSORS – Robinsons Robinsons are a very well respected sponsor of the Saints who are proud to be match sponsors once again.Combining an impressive heritage stretching from 1838 with innovation, Robinsons is one of the UK’s largest independent family brewers, with 300 pubs across the North West and Wales.Their pubs are an integral part of the Robinsons family and the way customers enjoy their ales.Robinsons is also one of the most advanced and sophisticated breweries in the UK and home to the largest hopnik in the world.They have many award winning ales including Trooper and our very own Saints Gold.They can be visited at Frederic Robinson Ltd, Unicorn Brewery Stockport Cheshire SK1 1JJ. www.robinsonsbrewery.comMATCH BALL SPONSORS – TecmarkTecmark are today’s Match Ball sponsors.They are a digital marketing agency for the multi-screen world.Formed in 2008 they have designed and implemented mobile solutions for hundreds of businesses in the years that have followed.For more information contact them at or log on to PROGRAMME SPONSORS – Warrington AudiWarrington Audi are again our Match Programme Sponsors.They are proud to be a regular sponsor here at Saints.Warrington Audi is part of the Jardine Motor Group, one of the top retail dealership groups in the UK, whose values are built on providing an exceptional customer experience.They can be found at: Charon Way, Gemini Retail Park, Westbrook, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 7YD. Tel: 01925 420000CORPORATE SPONSORS – NS ConnectionsNS Connections are a family run business that own a franchise of three 02 stores based originally at their Ormskirk branch before expanding to stores in bottle and Leigh.The team at NS Connections have more than 35 years of experience combined within 02.They are Tonight’s Corporate Sponsor for the second time this season.You can visit them at 14a Church Street Ormskirk Lancashire L39 3AN or by calling 01695 581195THIS WEEK’S FEATURED PLAYER SPONSORS – Baker Tilly Baker Tilly are proud to be sponsoring Jordan Turner and are Saints Official Accountants.They are an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers.Baker Tilly is one of the three principal mid-market accountancy firms, with almost 3,500 partners.They are a national firm with a network of offices across the UK, making them your local firm with national strength.For all enquiries they can be contacted via Mike Fairhurst, 1210 Centre Park Square, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1RU. read more

Justin Holbrook and Mark Percival reflect on the w

first_imgJustin Holbrook and Mark Percival reflect on the win over Hull FC and look ahead to Sunday’s game with Catalans Dragons. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.New Link!All previous subscribers need to update their subscription if they’re using iTunes.The new link is here or search St Helens RFC Podcasts on iTunes.You can also listen on Stitcher too. Click here to find out more.The Podcast is in association with Wish FM.last_img

There are three changes to the Yorkshire side that

first_imgThere are three changes to the Yorkshire side that were victorious in the first ‘Origin’ fixture in July. Jack Flynn of Huddersfield Giants, Keelan Foster from Bradford Bulls and Castleford Tigers’ Lewis Peachey are all included.The Lancashire side also has two new faces in the squad as Jacob Chamberlain of Warrington Wolves and St Helens’ Joe Sharratt are named.The coaching team for the Lancashire side are England Men’s Elite Squad assistant coach Paul Wellens, two-times Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner, Paul Sculthorpe and former Rochdale Hornets coach Ian Talbot. The Yorkshire team will be coached by England Knights head coach, Paul Anderson and former England and Huddersfield scrum-half Luke Robinson.The second Origin game will take place on Sunday September 2 at Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.Lancashire team in full:Aiden Roden (Wigan Warriors) Ben Davies (Widnes Vikings) Callum Green (Wigan Warriors) Ethan Harvard (Wigan Warriors) Harry Smith (Wigan Warriors) Jack Welsby (St Helens) Jacob Chamberlain (Warrington Wolves) Jake Wingfield (St Helens) James McDonnell (Wigan Warriors) Jarrod O’Connor (Widnes Vikings) Jayden Hatton (Widnes Vikings) Joe Sharratt (St Helens) Joe Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors) John Hutchinson (St Helens) Josh Simms (St Helens) Matthew Foster (St Helens) Nathan Wilde (Wigan Warriors) Reece Hamlett (Wigan Warriors) Sam Royle (St Helens) Tom Nisbet (St Helens)Yorkshire Team in full:Cameron Scott (City of Hull Academy) Corey Johnson (Leeds Rhinos) Elliott Wallis (City of Hull Academy) Harry Newman (Leeds Rhinos) Innes Senior (Huddersfield Giants) Jack Broadbent (Leeds Rhinos) Jack Flynn (Huddersfield Giants)] Keelan Foster (Bradford Bulls) Lewis Carr (Castleford Tigers) Lewis Peachey (Castleford Tigers) Louis McConnell (Leeds Rhinos) Louis Senior (Huddersfield Giants) Mikey Lewis (City of Hull Academy) Morgan Smithies (Wigan Warriors) Oliver Wilson (Bradford Bulls) Owen Trout (Leeds Rhinos) Robbie Storey (Castleford Tigers) Rowan Milnes (Bradford Bulls) Tom Holroyd (Leeds Rhinos) Tyler Dupree (Leeds Rhinos)Academy ‘Origin’ Fixtures in full:Lancashire v Yorkshire – September 2, Halliwell Jones Stadium (KO 12.30pm) Yorkshire v Australian Schoolboys – November 28, Mend-A-Hose Jungle Lancashire v Australian Schoolboys – December 1, Manchester Regional Arenalast_img read more

They will both be unveiled at our fullybooked Mem

first_imgThey will both be unveiled at our fully-booked Member only event at the Totally Wicked Stadium.You can follow the launch on our Twitter feed (@saints1890) and see details of the release here as the evening progresses.You will also be able secure your shirt at our online Superstore too!#saintsandproudlast_img

New Hanover Co schools issues early release due to solar eclipse

first_img00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not found spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County schools will be dismissing year round elementary schools early Monday due to the solar eclipse.The school system said the decision was made after many parents expressed interest in viewing the solar eclipse with their students. They also added the district decided the educational value of the event warrants the early dismissal.- Advertisement – The district was concerned about student safety and did not want to have school buses on the road during the eclipse.Deputy Superintendent Rick Holliday announced the following schools will dismiss at noon Monday: Eaton, Codington, Snipes, Freeman, Sunset Park, Lake Forest and Virgo.Although students will be dismissed early, the district will remain open for employees. All staff will work their normal hours.Related Article: New Hanover Co. schools committee completes revised policies to protect students, staffThere will be no athletic events and practices between the hours of noon and 4:30 p.m. Driver Education cars will also not be on the road during those hours.High school open houses should be fine to go on as planned. High schools currently in session, including Isaac Bear, Wilmington Early College, and Sea-TECH  will operate on a normal schedule and not be dismissed early. Those schools have events scheduled around the eclipse and they will dismiss at their normal time of 4:30 p.m.This comes after WWAY questioned the school system earlier this week if they were planning on releasing students early. At that time, Holliday said no.Charter Day School in Brunswick County announced Tuesday night that they plan to close early on Monday.last_img read more

2018 marks 50 years since Sgt Eugene Ashley Jr was killed in

first_img Sgt. Eugene Ashley, Jr. went to Vietnam as part of the army’s special forces.Weeks later, the north Vietnamese attacked where Ashley was stationed, with tanks, trapping American forces.Ashley managed to cut a path to let the trapped Americans escape.Related Article: UNCW Men’s soccer fueled by improvement in 2018He was hit by machine-gun fire during the 5th assault.Sgt. Eugene Ashley, Jr. died on February 7, 1968.New Hanover County honored him in 2001 by naming Ashley High School after him.Ashley High School Soccer Coach Greg Marinich addressed Sgt. Ashley’s legacy at the Ashley High School signing day on Wednesday.“Today, being able to come back in this building on the 50th anniversary of the death of Eugene Ashley. I’m kind of passionate about that as a former service member. I think when these folks step away, or I should hope, that they’re fired up about being Screaming Eagles and always will consider themselves to be Screaming Eagles,” Marinich said.To read more about Sgt. Eugene Ashley, Jr., click here.To read more about high school signing day, click here. A display at Ashley High School honors Sgt. Eugene Ashley, Jr. (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Wednesday is an important day for the community, especially students and staff at Ashley High School.That’s because February 7, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Eugene Ashley, Jr.’s death during the Vietnam War.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Lawsuits against pork giant delayed

first_imgPig farm (Photo: US EPA) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several lawsuits against the world’s largest pork producer are on pause.WRAL-TV reports that Smithfield Foods and its hog farm neighbors have asked to push back proceedings in upcoming lawsuits.- Advertisement – Both sides requested the delays, saying they had agreed to pursue options for “alternative resolution” to future trials.A federal jury decided earlier this month that the world’s largest pork producer should pay $473.5 million to neighbors of three North Carolina industrial-scale hog farms for unreasonable nuisances they suffered from odors, flies and rumbling trucksThat decision made three straight multi-million-dollar losses for the Hong Kong company.last_img


first_img Visit every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month for another installment of “Cape Fear History & Mysteries.” WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Have you ever heard of the Wilmington city tunnels? WWAY’s Brandon Ewers has the story in this week’s Cape Fear History and Mysteries.Watch the video above to hear more.- Advertisement – last_img

City offers free downtown onstreet parking throughout festival weekend

first_imgHundreds downtown Wilmington for Azalea Festival Street Fair (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you plan on joining in on some of the Azalea Festival fun, here’s some traffic information you need to know.The City of Wilmington’s downtown on-street parking will be free beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5 and all day Saturday and Sunday.- Advertisement – On Friday beginning at 9 a.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, there will be a $7 fee to park in the 2nd Street deck and the Market Street deck and an $8 fee to park at the Convention Center deck.Parking in the Hannah Block lot next to the Community Arts Center is $8 on Saturday and Sunday.The city’s 2nd Street parking lot located on the corner of Market and 2nd streets will be closed for festival activities.Related Article: New traffic pattern eliminates left turns from Kerr to Market in WilmingtonVisit here for more information on parking, the free trolley, traffic and street closures. Some street closures have already begun, others will close on Thursday and Friday for concerts, and on Saturday for the parade. The city will broadcast the parade live on GTV8 (Spectrum cable channel 8) and stream it live at here.last_img read more

Florenceimpacted neighbors along empty lake challenge Brunswick Co home value increase

first_imgArvil Stephens overlooks the pit behind his home that was once Patricia Lake. (Andrew James/WWAY) BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC – Base property values are going up in Brunswick County according to the tax assessors office. No tax rate increases are expected in the new budget, but the increase in home values in some areas is not sitting well with homeowners impacted by hurricane Florence.The tax rate is set to remain unchanged in the county within the upcoming 2020 fiscal year budget. However, the county says the base property values have increased 10%. They say the increases are not seen countywide. In fact, some areas have been unchanged and some have seen decreases according to county tax administrator Jeff Niebauer.- Advertisement – In areas like Boiling Spring Lakes, neighbors are trying to make sense of the increase and the potential for hundreds of dollars more in taxes taken out of their home in the new year.“I just don’t know how they can say this is more valuable than a property on the water,” said homeowner Arvil Stephens.A year ago Stephens had that kind of home. His home sits on a peninsula along Patricia Lake. The ‘Big Lake’ was drained like the rest after Florence floodwaters resulted in a breach at the dams.Related Article: Deadline extended again for STEP program for Florence home repairs“It was a beautiful location,” said Stephens overlooking the pit that now is the big lake. “This was completely destroyed.”Stephens was impacted when the dam breached and the lake washed out. He had to restore the bulkhead with little to no financial help and most of it funded out of his own pocket. He then looked into the impacts it did to his home’s value in an attempt to see if he could received a better interest rate on the mortgage. What he learned was what he feared.“We knew it would be significant, but I didn’t realize 97,000 significant,” said Stephens.The Stephens home along the big lake in BSL.His home value decreased by nearly $100,000. In February, he heard different from the county. The county says the value of their home is up roughly 17% than last year when water sat in the ‘Big Lake.’ Stephens’s private assessment shows that without water that value is actually down nearly 20%. That’s a trend he has seen at neighboring homes sold in the months after the storm.“It’s just insulting that we’ve suffered such significant damage but yet the county thinks the property is more valuable and we’re being taxed on that increased value,” Stephens said.He did what most homeowners would do and appealed the increase.“He got back to us a week or so later and said ‘sorry nothing we can do’. The assessed values are based on the sales price of properties,” Stephens said.The county tax office tells WWAY’s Andrew James that they worked with independent appraisers, real estate agents and the city with the understanding that the lakes would be restored. Niebauer says the county uses market data to perform the reassessment. The previous assessment on the Stephens’s home was in 2016 and Niebauer says the reassessment was due to happen this year keeping with their four-year cycle.Stephens thinks that process needs to be overhauled and redone.“Just be fair that’s all I’m asking,” Stephens said. “For those of us that use to have water it’s gone. And out property values have decreased significantly.”The increases taxes on homes where values were raised will not go into effect until bills are sent out at the end of the years according to the county. The county commission still has to approve the new annual budget. That vote on the budget is expected sometime later this month.last_img read more

What are MEP candidates views on the environment – Birdlife

first_imgBirdlife Malta is requesting answers from MEP candidates about their obligations to the local and global environment and ecosystem.The Bird conservation NGO has issued 10 questions to the prospective MEP candidates running in the European Parliament elections, concerned with a series of local and international environmental issues.The manifesto contains questions pertaining to, ‘climate change to ODZ development, from the transport challenges to clean air, from hunting and trapping derogations to the need of better enforcement, from biodiversity loss to unsustainable fisheries and bycatch… we feel it is our responsibility to put the natural environment on the agenda and their obligation to relate, think and reply on their position.’You can read the full manifesto hereThis forms part of the organisation’s five priority issues which they are encouraging the political parties and their MEP candidates, ‘to consider, promote and endorse,’Birdlife Malta also promotes its Breakfast event taking place at the Salina Nature Reserve Visitor Centre on May 3rd.The event is open to all and participation is free, however one needs to register here.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

UĦM disappointed in government proposal for healthcare professionals

first_imgUnion Ħaddiema Maqgħudin (UĦM) said that it is disappointed that the government tried to skip them and start negotiations with someone else whilst in two years it only submitted feeble counter-offers for health-care professionals.In a press release the union stated that back in 2017, the UĦM had sent a number of new proposals whilst trying to negotiate a new sectorial agreement for ten health care professionals including dentists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, radiographers, podiatrists and scientists at the medical laboratory.The union said that it is worrying that after two years the government countered with proposals that put the professionals in a worse situation than those less qualified and did not keep to the usual parameters.UĦM is also concerned that that a few months ago the government accepted another union to get involved in the negotiations, something which is against procedure and will result in longer processes. On such grounds, the union has started procedures so that the government starts revising its position and negotiate a conditions package that reflects the professionalism and the competency of these healthcare professionals.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Happy Birthday Google

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Kenyas Craft Silicon Unveils Interbank Money Transfer System in Uganda

first_imgCustomers in Centenary Bank will be able to transfer money to Finance trust bank ranging from UGX 500,000 to UGX 5 million. (Photo courtesy: Contador Harrison) Advertisement Kenyan fintech software development company, Craft Silicon has unveiled an inter-bank money transfer system in Uganda.PC Tech Magazine understands that the system will allow customers in Centenary Bank to transfer money to Finance trust bank in the meantime as the company seeks to extend its foot print in Uganda’s banking sector.According to Kamal Budhabhatti, the Craft Silicon Chief Executive Officer, the company is eyeing further partnerships with Housing Finance Bank, Tropical Bank and Exim Bank, among others in order to extend this service wider. – Advertisement – Craft Silicon, a financial service provider which was founded in 1998, provides customized banking to more than 250 customers in about 40 countries including India, Nigeria, US, Uganda and Kenya.It majors in providing core financial solutions including Islamic Banking, Integrated Banking and providing core Microfinance solutions. It also provides switch solutions and financial inclusions in the countries where its established.Using their Inter-bank system, Centenary Bank and Finance Trust bank will be able to transfer money in amounts ranging from UGX 500,000 to UGX 5million.Customers in Centenary Bank will be able to transfer money to Finance trust bank ranging from UGX 500,000 to UGX 5 million. (Photo courtesy: Contador Harrison)“There is need to leverage on new technology in order to promote conventional banking that is both convenient and less costly to customers. Banks at the moment need new innovations to drive the agenda and any such innovation should be utilized to ease banking,” said Budhabhatti during the launch in Kampala.The partnership comes at a time when Uganda is still struggling with issues of financial inclusion and trying to foster a cashless economy.Platforms like Mobile Money and MoKash have tried to leverage financial inclusion although the gap remains very big.Uganda at least has more than 10 million mobile money subscribers, transacting more UGX 24 trillion per month.The introduction of new financial technology such as online payments and inter-bank transfers will further improve the sector and push for a cashless economy.[related-posts]last_img read more

2017 Seeds for the Future Program Finalists Finish 2 Week Training in

first_imgHuawei Seeds For Future Winners – 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Huawei Uganda) Advertisement Ugandan ICT students who were recently flagged off by Hon. Dr. JC Muyingo to China have completed their two (2) weeks technological training known as Huawei Seeds for the Future program that was held in Beijing where the tech-giant; Huawei is being headquartered.The 10 students the emerged winners from the 35 total submission that were handed from different public university country wide were selected by a panel of judges from the Ministry of Education and Sports in partnership with Huawei Uganda who were later flagged off to China on Monday 29th, May 2017 at Makerere University Main Building Hall.The 10 Students were trained in different programs including; the Chinese language (Mandarin), culture, calligraphy, and painting among others in Beijing. – Advertisement – They then traveled to Shenzhen, Huawei’s Headquarter where they had training in telecom networks, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), road to 5G networks, how to build base stations, a voyage through Huawei’s Carrier Business, a voyage through Huawei’s Enterprise Business and training’s on how to be a network engineer among others.Speaking at the Students visit to the Uganda High Commission in Beijing, Col. Emmanuel Rwashande the Defence Attache of the Commission commended Huawei for the efforts of exposing the young ICT talents of Uganda to the latest technologies.[related-posts]Notably, the Seeds for the Future program was globally was initiated in 2008 by Huawei with over 2700 talents from all over the world for study trips in China to nurture professionals who are urgently needed to drive development of the ICT industry in countries where it operates. In Uganda, it was officially launched in 2015 and the announcement was made during a meeting between; Huawei’s Senior Vice President; Mr. Li Dafeng with H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni; the President of the Republic of Uganda, during his official visit to Beijing.The Seeds for the Future program has so far taught and trained 20 Ugandan students in their capital where the firm is headquartered – ever since its launch in 2015.last_img read more

How to Stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Uganda

first_imgFIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. (Photo Courtesy: Forbes) Advertisement Football is the most viewed sport in the world with an estimate of about 3.5 billion fans with its popularity being Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. The FIFA World Cup held every four years has a huge TV audience. In 2006 according to reports by topendsports, over 30 billion people watched the 2006 World Cup in Germany. 30 billion is more than the world’s population, however, this figure is an ‘accumulated’ audience, meaning if people watched more than one game, which most people did, they were counted each time.These games can watched via your TV, Online, Mobile Applications. On the other hand, be listened via radios, through social media updates or friends, whatever suits you at that particular time. For instance, you can’t be home or to your favorite bar in time, you can stream the game online or via the app. However, streaming online and use of applications do apply to particular countries.Looking particular to Uganda, the World Cup games can be watched online via Canal+, Econet, Supersport, StarTimes, Iflix, to mention a few. And there are some YouTube Channels that are trying to show some of these games. However, you won’t be certain to get the game you want. The mentioned platforms above do have mobile applications most available to Android, and iOS users. – Advertisement – Last week before the World Cup kicked off, telecom firm; MTN Uganda, and Africell Uganda partnered with Kwese for Iflix, and StarTimes respectively to make it easier for Ugandans to watch these game from their phones with their newly introduced bundles suitable to for the games. However, any data bundle does work, but the introduced bundles are more advantageous. For MTN users dial *165*4*7# while Africell users dial *133*10# to activate their bundles.MTN users can pay UGX1,600 that gives them up to 2 hours of watch time, while Africell get 3 hous watch time for UGX1,600.[related-posts]last_img read more


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STAR PREVIEW Rochdale v Spurs

first_imgTwo more Fifth Round games in the FA Cup and both look as one-sided as you can expect.At 4pm Spurs take on bottom of League One Rochdale for the right to play Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea in the Quarter Finals and tomorrow sees Man City travel to Wigan.Plenty of controversy about the pitch at Spotland which has now been re-laid and forced an apology from Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino who had previously said that the surface was ”not in a condition to play football”.He added: ”My comment was always about the care, first of all for the players of Rochdale, our players and the competition – it is a game that all of England will watch on TV.”I was shown a picture where the pitch wasn’t in great condition, I was concerned about the FA Cup, the football and the image we were going to send.”There was a lot of comments around Tottenham but I was always very respectful. Now I’ve seen [the new pitch] on the Rochdale website, I need to congratulate them – it was massive to put the pitch in the best condition to play, without risk.”Rochdale have had a great Cup run but a disastrous league campaign and look doomed now for relegation to League Two.They have plenty of headaches today too with striker Calvin Andrew ruled out with injury and Scott Wiseman, Alex Dobre, Billy Knott and Sam Hart all cup-tied.Harry Kane is a doubt with a twisted ankle but (for once) Spurs are likely to rely on the Special K factor today.Rochdale v Tottenham HotspurFA Cup 5th Round16:00 BBC OneHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)NEVER PLAYEDThe goals market seems a more obvious market to look at. Over 3.5 at 23/20 with Star Sports looks the call for me.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OVER 3.5 GOALS 10 points at 23/20 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 61.34 pointslast_img read more